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The Beginners Guide To Ketosis: Investigating Low-carb, High-fat Eating

The only hard and fast rule of health is that health is personal and what works well for one person may not work for someone else. Aside from that rule, there are “frameworks” that seem to benefit large groups of people. One more level down from that are alternative strategies that benefit smaller groups. Ketosis is likely one of those alternative strategies that works well for certain, smaller groups of people. So, right off the bat I want you to understand that Ketosis might not be for everyone. I’m going to lay out the case for potential benefits of Ketosis. If it sounds interesting and beneficial to you, then consider trying it. (see our free cheat sheet to help you). What is Ketosis Ketosis occurs when liver glycogen gets depleted and the body burns fatty acids for fuel. The primary driver of this state is a very low carbohydrate intake. Often, it also requires a low protein, higher fat intake. You can also achieve a state of ketosis by not eating altogether. The creation of ketones is a byproduct of this metabolic state. Ketones are a source of fuel, just as glucose is a source of fuel. Ketones tend to have some added benefits, though. What role does Ketosis play in hum Continue reading >>

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  1. Annik

    Curiosity and a mind with a scientific bent compelled me to buy a Precision Extra ketone blood monitor. I took my first reading this evening before supper. I clocked in at .9. Looking for information on the web, I see:
    Blood ketones are best measured on a fasted stomach in the morning (before breakfast, that is). Here are a few pointers on how to interpret the result:
    Below 0.5 mmol/L is not considered “ketosis”. At this level, you’re far away from maximum fat-burning.
    Between 0.5-1.5 mmol/L is light nutritional ketosis. You’ll be getting a good effect on your weight, but not optimal.
    Around 1.5 – 3 mmol/L is what’s called optimal ketosis and is recommended for maximum weight loss.
    Values of over 3 mmol/L aren’t neccessary. That is, they will achieve neither better nor worse results than being at the 1.5-3 level. Higher values can also sometimes mean that you’re not getting enough food. For type 1 diabetics, it can be caused by a severe lack of insulin.
    I was getting "good returns " on ideal protein until a week or two ago. Now I'm wondering what's caused the pace to slow. Could it be the Mio and Crystal light that I have started to use?
    The information says that blood ketones are best measured in the morning after a night fast. I'm going to repeat the test in the morning and see what happens.
    Does anyone else have experience with this?

  2. lisa32989

    There are other threads re Ketosis & there is a video to watch that explains it

  3. marlenesuer

    I've met many people on this board who have lost an enormous amt of weight - 50lbs, 80lbs, more than 100lbs - none of them using this type of monitor.
    All have just stuck to the plan - that's it - plain and simple.
    I've never personally met Lisa Corner but I do believe she dropped about 200lbs JUST by following the plan.
    Nothing wrong with curiosity at all - that's not what I'm saying - but there's no need whatsoever to over think it. Sticking to the program is all that's needed. Nothing more. IMHO.
    Sure it could be the Mio or Crystal Light - but then what? If that's causing the glitch in progress, the only way to find out is to sop using them for a while and see what happens.
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    Originally Posted by Annik
    Curiosity and a mind with a scientific bent compelled me to buy a precision extra ketone blood monitor.
    I took my first reading this evening before supper. I clocked in at .9. Looking for information on the web, I see:
    Blood ketones are best measured on a fasted stomach in the morning (before breakfast, that is). Here are a few pointers on how to interpret the result:
    Below 0.5 mmol/L is not considered “ketosis”. At this level, you’re far away from maximum fat-burning.
    Between 0.5-1.5 mmol/L is light nutritional ketosis. You’ll be getting a good effect on your weight, but not optimal.
    Around 1.5 – 3 mmol/L is what’s called optimal ketosis and is recommended for maximum weight loss.
    Values of over 3 mmol/L aren’t neccessary. That is, they will achieve neither better nor worse results than being at the 1.5-3 level. Higher values can also sometimes mean that you’re not getting enough food. For type 1 diabetics, it can be caused by a severe lack of insulin.
    I was getting "good returns " on ideal protein until a week or two ago. Now I'm wondering what's caused the pace to slow. Could it be the Mio and Crystal light that I have started to use?
    The information says that blood ketones are best measured in the morning after a night fast. I'm going to repeat the test in the morning and see what happens.
    Does anyone else have experience with this?

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